English title: Civil society since the 1980s on the territory of Slovenia
Author(s): Danica Fink-Hafner - Mitja Hafner-Fink - Meta Novak -
Type: Book chapter
In this chapter, we will analyse the key characteristics of the developments of civil society in the context of Slovenia’s transition to democracy, its progress in nation-building and its European integration. Our main thesis in this chapter is that Slovenia’s experience in the context of the latest wave of democratisation is idiosyncratic, and that this is due to a combination of the following: the gradual development of an oppositional civil society; the transformation of the old political elite; the period of economic and political liberalisation in the 1980s; the fact that Slovenia’s ethnic unification acquired an element of ‘defensive’ nationalism; and its peaceful transition via democratic elections that gave representation to both the political opposition (Demos, which won the parliamentary elections in 1990) and to the successor of the reformed League of Communists of Slovenia.
From page no: 69
To page no: 94
Anthology: The Development of Civil Society in the Countries on the Territory of the Former Yugoslavia Since the 1980s